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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kenneth E. Haines (July 22, 2016)

Kenneth E. Haines, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 12:30 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. Kenneth Edward was born on September 11, 1926 outside of Greenville, Ohio, to Herbert & Mamie (Stephens) Haines.

On November 16, 1946, he wed (Zelda) Lucille Delk. Sharing 53 years of married life, she preceded him in death November 28, 1999.

Kenneth (Ken) graduated watch making school in Cincinnati, Ohio, after his WWII Army service. This training provided him with the technical skills required for his career in precision instrumentation. He later retired from the Sheffield (Bendix) corporation of Dayton, Ohio.

Some of his favorite past times included watch and clock repair, designing and re-creating historic replicas of tin lighting fixtures as well as blacksmithing and wood working. He proudly leaves his creative mark throughout Darke County in the form of the copper City of Greenville Bicentennial time capsule housed in the Greenville City Hall, hand wrought hardware used in many historic buildings and residences, the copper cross top Arcanum’s Trinity United Methodist Church and beautiful liturgical furniture in the Brethren Retirement Community.

Kenneth loved God and was quick with a friendly smile. He was active in the Darke County church community from his boyhood years at West Zion Church to Caylor Chapel (Evangelical United Brethren) of Van Buren township and both Faith and Trinity United Methodist churches in Arcanum. Following in the footsteps of his father, he assumed active leadership roles on the countless boards and committees in addition to sharing Jesus’ message as an inspirational teacher and mentor. In his later years, he devoted to his Bible studies. Sharing his insight into these studies, he reflected “every time I read it, I discover something about myself”.

Ken is survived by his devoted sons, David (Larry Gibson) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Michael (Loretta) of Mason, OH.

In addition to his parents and loving wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by infant son, Steven; daughter, Susan (Pat) Kendall and brother, Nevin (Marjorie) of Colorado.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcanum, Ohio, with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, with graveside military service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Donnie Joe Poteet (July 20, 2016)

Donnie Joe Poteet, age 64 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 9:04 PM Wednesday July 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 13, 1951 in Monterey, TN and the son of the late Joe Bob and Motie Mae (Maddle) Poteet.

Donnie was retired as an Insulator from the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 50.

He was very committed to his hobbies and memberships including golf, woodworking, tractors and most of all his family. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, Beechwood Golf Course and his union.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother in law Alfred Stephen and Mary Alice (Wadyziak) Kramer; brother Kenneth Poteet; twin sisters Pam Harbaugh and Patricia Poteet; nephews Michael Waters and Chad Black and niece Christina Campbell.

Donnie is survived by his wife Karen Anne (Kramer) Poteet of Arcanum. They were married August 7, 1971. Son, Daniel Joseph (Kirsten Elaine) Poteet of Greenville; daughter, Christina Anne (Marcus) Glover of Clayton, OH; dog, Max; grandchildren, Bethanie Dawn (Logan) Hatcher, Gwyneth Aubrey Poteet, Nigel Joseph Glover and Lauren Cirah Glover; great granddaughter, Violet Elaine Anne Hatcher; siblings, Jackie Conaster of Phoenix, AZ, Bobbie (Robert) Ripple of Arcanum, Joseph Michael (Teresa) Poteet of St. Petersburg, FL and Tina Marie (Jack Waters) Poteet of Clayton; In laws, Marcia Meyer of Greenville, Roger Kramer of Greenville and Terri Anne (Bill) Tucker of Leesburg, FL.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Jilani for her continued support and care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John R. White, celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 2-6 PM and Monday 9-10 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Breathe of Life Foundation. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

James F. Buchanan Sr. (July 19, 2016)

James F. Buchanan Sr., 79, of Arcanum, OH, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital.

He was born Wednesday, December 9, 1936 in Madison, IN, a son of the late Frank and Lavina (Harsin) Buchanan.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his second wife, Della (Cooper) Clifton Buchanan in 2006, son, James F. Buchanan Jr. step father, Printies McGuire, step granddaughter, Casandra Clifton and step great granddaughter, Makenzie Morrison.

James retired in 1974 after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Service Beauty Supply in Greenville from 1977 until 1999.

James is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Debra Hunt of Greenville and Patricia and Tom Carr of Newburg, OR; step sons, George and Kathy Clifton of New Madison, Ralph and Kimberly Clifton of Troy, and Randy Clifton of Gettysburg; step daughters, Mary Sue and Rod Brickler of Vernal, UT and Mallie and Robert Case of Bradford; 33 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery with full military honors.

Family and friends my visit from 10:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26,2016 also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions by be made to American Lung Association or to the American Heart Association,

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Amy Jean (Hawkins) Jennings (July 17, 2016)

Amy Jean (Hawkins) Jennings, 36, of Dayton, OH, passed away, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

She was born June 20, 1980 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of James Hawkins of Xenia and the late Beverly Owen.

In addition to her mother, Amy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Papaw and Grandma Hawkins, maternal grandparents, Paul and Lois Owen, brother in law, Joe Jennings, and an uncle, Dan Owen.

Amy is survived by her husband, Jason Jennings of Dayton whom she married on May 31, 2003; her children, Carly, Owen and Cross; two brothers, Justin Hawkins of Urbana, Grant Hawkins of Dayton and Lathe Hawkins of Xenia; and a sister Shiloh Benitez of Enon.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Trostle, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home in New Carlisle with Pastor Jeff Smalley officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Trostle, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Braund Pope Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Services are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home, New Madison. OH

Condolences may be left for the family at www.braundpope.com

David R. Sloan (July 18, 2016)

David R. Sloan, age 68 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:20 PM Monday July 18, 2016 at Genesis Health Care Center Troy, Ohio. David was born July 6, 1948 in Corning, New York and the son of the late Raymond Francis and Harriett (Yawger) Sloan.

He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the 299th Engineer Battalion C Company of the US Army. Dave was retired in 2001 from Corning Glass of Greenville. He started with the company in 1968, working through various positions throughout his career and received Corning’s Distinguished Associate’s Award in 2001.

He was a 1967 graduate of Greenville High School then following graduation attended Sam’s Technical Institute (ITT) from 1967 – 1968. Dave was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville. He enjoyed spending time at Prairie Lake North of Sturgis, Michigan for over 30 years, fishing, boating or just being at the lake. Also he enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, hunting, shooting, wood working, carving, golf, solving problems and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Timothy James Sloan and Christopher Michael Sloan and sister Joyce A. Horton.

Dave is survived by his wife Pamela P. “Sammy” (Weimer) Sloan of Greenville. They were married February 8, 1969. Also sons L. David (Shanon) Sloan of Ansonia and Todd Sloan and fiancĂ©e Angie Shank of Greenville; grandchildren Elliana Sloan, Collin Sloan and Paige Sloan as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Darke County Cancer Association.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Robert D. Roll (July 15, 2016)

Robert D. Roll, “Bob”, 87 years old, died July 15, 2016, in the compassionate and excellent care of Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of months in declining health. Until very recently he had been living in Greensboro, NC since July of 1977. He was born on December 21, 1928 and reared in Greenville, OH, the only child of J. C. and Pauline (Poling) Roll. A 1946 graduate of Greenville High School, he furthered his education by several years of study at the Dayton Art Institute before beginning his career as a commercial artist and photographer. For many years he operated his advertising business, Graphic Studios, in Greenville, OH.

While engaged in his business, Mr. Roll had a notably successful amateur golf career. His lifelong interest in golf was sparked when his father, Jake Roll, donated some of the farm land adjacent to his home on Hwy 571, joining with others who were interested in developing what became White Springs Golf Course. Bob took advantage of the proximity of White Springs to hone his golf skills, soon becoming a formidable contender in the local and regional golf contests. Bob won his first of 11 city tournaments when he was 17 years old. The next year he won his first of nearly 20 club championships at Greenville Country Club, White Springs Golf Course, and Forest Oaks Country Club. Most memorably, he was a finalist in 1954 of the Ohio Amateur Golf Tournament losing the state title to Arnold Palmer. He was further honored with invitations to play exhibition rounds with famous golf figures Lee Kirkwood, Dutch Harrison, and Arnold Palmer with Joe Campbell. Bob’s tournament wins over the next years were too numerous to list, but his final achievement before moving to North Carolina was to win the Ohio Pre-Seniors State Championship in 1974.

His most recent golf feats were to “beat his age” over 150 times in the last few years and to be featured in May 2016 in GolfWeek Magazine’s annual “Local Legends” issue. Bob was placed on that issue’s cover seated at his drafting table in front of the many famous golfers’ portraits that he had painted and combined into montages. Bob was given many talents and whatever task he put his capable hands to, he pursued with complete focus, intelligence, imagination, and perseverance. Perfection was his goal and standard, but it was leavened my modesty, with, and a well-developed sense of humor.

He was predeceased in 2000 by his life-long love and beloved wife of 50 years, Shirley Wood Roll, both of the Greenville High School class of 1946, having met in elementary school. Additionally, he was predeceased by his parents, Jake and Polly Roll, Shirley’s parents, Alfred Middlebrook Wood and Maude Clark Wood, Shirley’s brothers, James A. Wood of Kettering, OH and Donald Wood of Okinawa, Japan, and first cousin, Judy Sluterbeck Shahan of New York state. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Roll Phifer, son-in-law, Edward W. Phifer, III and grandson Justin McLear of Morganton, NC. Also surviving, nephew David Wood and his wife family, many Roll and Poling first cousins and their families, too numerous to list, but no less dear to his heart. He was especially grateful to cousins Linda Wolford Snider and husband Larry and Family of Greenville; Jan Sluterbeck Rust, Troy; and Darlene Poling Brewsaugh and Don and family, Greensburg, Indiana, who gave care, company, and love to his mother in her later years.

A graveside service is planned at Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County, OH on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m conduct by Pastor Angela Meeks.

The family humbly requests that any memorials of Mr. Roll be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, a501(c)(3) nonprofit, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690, in lieu of flowers, in recognition of their care which was so very professionally and lovingly given.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center in Morganton, NC and Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, OH are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mr. Robert D. Stauffer (July 16, 2016)

Mr. Robert D. Stauffer, 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday July 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM at State of the Heart Care Center. He was born May 28, 1925 in Savona, Ohio the son of the late David Arthur & Garnett E. (Hoff) Stauffer.

He retired in 1987 from Shilo Markets of Dayton where he had been employed for the last 3 years as a meat cutter & prior employed for 18 years at Buchy Packing Co. of Greenville. He served in the United States Army during World War II earning the EAME Theater Medal with 2 Bronze Stars; the Good Conduct Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal; he served in Northern France and Rhineland.

He was a lifetime member and past Commander of the Greenville V.F.W.; Past Commander of the 3rd District of the V.F.W.; member of the Greenville American Legion and Elks Lodge; Lifetime member of the Greenville Moose Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Clara (Mannix) Stauffer whom he married July 4, 1952; sister: Lois Stauffer; brother: Harold Stauffer.

He is survived by his children & spouses: Robert E. & Peggy Rhoades of Greenville, Sandra Hoying of Greenville, Deborah & Steve Brandt of Greenville, Thomas B. & Angela Stauffer of Oldsmar, Florida; grandchildren: Chris Rhoades, Rob & Jeff Mullins, Ben & Ashley Hoying, Angela & George Judware, Nicole & Matt Scott, Michelle Brandt, Rachel Stauffer, Nina Stauffer, Bradley Stauffer; great grandchild: Gavin Hoying; step great grandchildren: Cheyanne, Diesel, & Adalyn Hartsock; sisters: Sarah Alice Lesperance of Tempe, Arizona, Carol Massey of Tempe Arizona.

Services will be held on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday July 22, 2016 at the funeral home. Veterans Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Thomas Rochow (July 6, 2016)

Thomas Rochow, age 50, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, July 06, 2016.

He was born Tuesday, September 14, 1965 in Flemington, NJ, a son of Margaret (Powell) Rochow and the late Donald Phillip Rochow.

In addition to his mother, Tom is survived by his partner in life for 25 years, Anna Trepiccione of Greenville; three brothers, Andy Rochow, Don (Elizabeth) Rochow, and Billy (Christine) Rochow; and one sister, Lynda (Raymond) Sprogis. Tom also leaves behind many nieces, nephew and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the grave site at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson, OH. Burial will follow at the Cemetery.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Friday, July 15, 2016

Dr. Jack Harless (July 13, 2016)

Dr. Jack Harless, 88, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Village Green Healthcare Center.

He was born Friday, April 13, 1928 in Greenville, OH, son of the late John and Treva (Hamilton) Harless. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Harless; son, John Michael Harless, Phil Julian, Jr. and Kevin Julian; brother, Richard Harless; sister, Bettie Stauffer.

Jack, along with his son Patrick, owned and operated Harless Chiropractic. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Jack was a founding member of Greenville Transit and founding member and past president Greenville Rescue.He was a board member of the Boys and Girls Club, was on the board directors at Treaty City Manor, past president of the Darke County Metropolitan Housing. Jack was a high school official for 30 years and involved with Greenville Baseball for 30 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, American Legion VFW, ,Liars Club, Masonic Lodge, Darke County Shrine Club, American Merchant Marines, Breakfast Club at the Front Street Inn, and the Darke County Chiropractic Association.

Jack is survived by his wife, Carole (Currens) Harless; sons, Patrick (Kim) Harless, Greenville, OH Timothy(Cindy) Harless, Greenville, OH, Gregory (Jessy) Julian of Port Clinton, OH; daughter, Kathy Jesse of Greenville, OH; 19 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 18, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church 202 W 4th Street, Greenville, OH with Rev. Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with full military service by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit from 11AM till the time of service at the church on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be made at www.oliverfloyd.com

Rita A. Rice (July 14, 2016)

Rita A. Rice, 62 of Greenville, Ohio passed away passed away on Thursday July 14, 2016 at 1:59 AM at Reid Hospital. She was born September 15, 1953 in Urbana, Ohio the daughter of the late Victor & Ruby (Holderman) Smith.

She was a hair stylist and owner/operator of Hair in Motion. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her significant other: Ron Grilliot; daughters & son in law: Melissa & Chris Grote of Greenville & Amy Rice of Greenville; grandchildren: Sydney & Tytan Grote, Kaden, Kolin, & Kenzi Rice; siblings & spouses: Tom & Nancy Smith of West Liberty, Susan & Jim Phillips of West Liberty, Jim & Brooke Smith of West Liberty, & John & Vikki Venneman of Bellefontaine; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Monday July 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday July 17, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Derek Seth “D” Howard (July 12, 2016)

Derek Seth “D” Howard, 23 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 27, 1992 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Kathy (Dynes) & David Owens of Tustin, CA. and the late Eric Scott Howard. He was a Brick Mason and a member of the Heavy Metal Church of God, Greenville, Ohio. He was a very genuine and likeable person.

He is preceded in death by his father; his grandparents: Carl Howard, Jim & Dottie Dynes.

He is survived by his mother and step father; his grandmother: Helen Howard; his son: QuinTon; the mother of his son: Samantha Wolfe; brother & sister in law: Kelly & Crystal Wilt; sisters & brothers in law: Rachel and Donnie Fitzgerald, Natasha Dynes; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Services will be held on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday July 18, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope for Heroin.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Janet Josephine Coblentz (July 11, 2016)

Janet Josephine Coblentz, age 75, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was born on February 19, 1941 to the late Frank & Christine (Guggenbiller) Leugers.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Jeffrey & April Brocious of Arcanum, Ohio, and Roger & Anita Brocious of Anna, Ohio; step son, Randy Coblentz of Bellevue, Michigan; grandchildren, Nicole Brocious and Jessica Brocious both of Arcanum, Ohio, Robert D. & Ashley Brocious of Piqua, Ohio, Adam Brocious and Faith Brocious both of Anna, Ohio; brothers and sisters in law, Bob Leugers of St. Sebastian, Ohio; Mike & Mary Leugers of Coletown, Ohio, and Clarence & Sue Leugers of Versailles, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Ann Behr of Ft. Loramie, Ohio, and Caroline Leugers of Rossburg, Ohio.

Janet was a supporter of the National Head Injury Foundation and Wounded Warriors Project. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

There will be a service held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Patti Morelock officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the National Head Injury Foundation, St. John Lutheran Church or Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Ronnie Derr (July 9, 2016)

Ronnie Derr age 71, of Webster, Ohio passed away at 11:43 P.M. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his residence. Ron was born December 12, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Harry & Kathryn (Lyme) Derr.

Ron is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley (Colbert) Derr; sons & daughter-in-law, Steve Brooks & friend, Chris of Greenville and Vincent & Darla Brooks of Wesley Chapel, Florida; daughter & son-in-law, Debra & Jim Meyer of Ft. Loramie; grandsons, Casey & Marti Brooks of Tipp City, Scott & Liz Brooks of Columbus, Steven Brooks II of Greenville and Jordan Meyer of Ft. Loramie; granddaughters, Ashely & Todd Shaffer of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, Brittany & Josh Blankenship of Barlow, Kentucky and Holly Brooks of Wesley Chapel, Florida; step grandchildren; numerous great-granddaughters and great-grandsons; brother & sister-in-law, Harry “Dean” & Rosie Derr of Versailles; sisters, Ruby Hayes of Webster and Shirley & Robert Didier of Celina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ron was also preceded in death by a sister, Dottie Harrison; brother, Richard Michael; and brother-in-law, Billy Hayes.

Ron served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Ron retired from Whiteford Food Products in Versailles with 19 years of service. Ron was a member of the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347, Versailles Vets Club and Celina Moose. Ron enjoyed spending winter months in Florida, fishing and spending time with his family.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Todd J. Magoto (July 6, 2016)

Todd J. Magoto age 45, formerly of Versailles passed away at 11:15 A.M. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. Todd was born January 9, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Willard “Bill” & Lois (Fink) Magoto of Versailles.

Todd is also survived by a brother, Jerry Magoto of Versailles; sister & brother-in-law, Amy & Tim Brinkman of San Francisco, California; nephews & nieces, Josh Magoto of Wisconsin, Molly & Charlie Shaw of Kentucky, Arielle Brinkman and Alexandra Brinkman both of San Francisco, California, Todd Worsham, Tyrus Worsham, Bryan Ward and Dylan Olinger; great-nephew, Raylan Shaw of Kentucky; special friend, Lisa Ward; very good friends, Sheena Yeoman, Madison and Eli; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved pet “Ro”.

Todd graduated from MCJVS and Versailles High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during Desert Storm. Todd was active in 4-H, he trained horses and won Grand Champion Horse in Showmanship at The Ohio State Fair. Todd’s passion was training horses and it was his favorite hobby.

A celebration of Todd’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ronald (Ron) F. Bruggeman (June 28, 2016)

Ronald (Ron) F. Bruggeman, age 53, passed away June 28, 2016, at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was born Sept. 4, 1962.

He graduated from Greenville High School in 1980. He served in the United States Air Force for six years then worked as a government contractor for Lockheed Martin and Dyncorp maintaining aircraft for more than 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marija, of Hawaii; parents Pat and Jerry Bruggeman of Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio; sisters Kathy Kiser, of Greenville, and Vicki (Dan) Longfellow, of New Madison, Ohio; brother John (Tommie) Bruggeman, Celina, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held in Greenville July 16 at 11 a.m. in New Chapel at Shuff Christian Center in the Brethren Retirement Community with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Brian Robert Swihart (July 6, 2016)

Brian Robert Swihart age 22, of West Manchester, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Brian was born January 17, 1994 in Richmond, Indiana to Suzanne (Wonning) McCurdy of Richmond, Indiana and Charles Swihart of West Manchester, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Brian was also survived by his step father, Larry McCurdy of Richmond, Indiana; step mother, Susan (Bulla) Swihart of West Manchester, Ohio; brothers, CW Swihart & Bridget Steinmetz and Lee Swihart; sister, Allison Swihart & Josh Clark; step brothers, Zachary McCurdy and Chad McCurdy; step sisters, Chelsea McCurdy and Kelli McCurdy; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Wonning; and girlfriend, Aarika Bales.

A private funeral service will be held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor John Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery in Castine. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Humane Society 7053 St. Rt. 49 North, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

David L. Milligan (June 29, 2016)

David L. Milligan, age 45, of Greenville, OH, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Greenville.

He was born Sunday, November 8, 1970 in Troy, OH, a son of Sharon (Donavan) Milligan and the late Donald "Butch" Milligan.

In addition to his father, David was preceded in death by two uncles, Sam and Bill "Willie" Milligan and an aunt, Ellen Lanier.

David loved anything with wheels. He loved to ride his motorcycle, four wheelers and muddin. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting and going to Eldora with friends and family. David was a loving husband, wonderful father and loyal friend. He will be missed by all.

David is survived by his wife, Jenny (Robison) Milligan, whom he married May 01, 1993; three children, Michael, Jeremy and Alyssa Milligan, all of Greenville, OH; two sisters, Lorrie (Peter) Ording of Casstown, OH and Cindy Jackson of Christiansburg, OH. David is also survived by numerous nieces, nephew and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Terry Haworth officiating. Private burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Alfreda “Freda” Banks (July 4, 2016)

Alfreda “Freda” Banks, 96 died July 4, 2016 at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born July 6, 1919 in Osgood, Ohio, to the late John & Martha (Smith) Recker. She married Donald E. Banks on October 15, 1938 and he passed away July 29, 1996. Also deceased are two brothers, Belva and Chester, a brother in law and sister in law: Louis and Ruth Marshal.

Alfreda is survived by numerous nieces & nephews.

Alfreda had many jobs throughout her lifetime along with being a homemaker, she was a caretaker for many families, helped on the election board, as well as delivering Meals on Wheels, and she also worked at the former Poultry Plant from which she retired.

Alfreda was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Her hobbies included their Boston terrier dogs, fishing, walking, tending to her flowers, playing card and visiting with family and friends.

Services will be held on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 204 East Wood Street, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Robert Akins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday July 8, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Versailles Health Care Center.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Katherine Jane Galentine (July 4, 2016)

Katherine Jane Galentine, 78 of Greenville, Ohio died on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Heritage Nursing Center in Minster, Ohio. Katherine was born Sunday, September 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Boyd Williams and the late Joyce Richardson Williams.

Katherine retired from Meadville (PA) Medical Center after 40 years of service. She and her husband relocated to Greenville after her retirement in 2000. She loved her family and all of her pets. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, and cheering on her Pittsburgh Steelers.

Katherine is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, David Jr. & Gail Galentine of Meadville, PA and Ronald Galentine of Greenville, OH; a daughter, Katherine Joyce Galentine of Greenville, OH and 5 grandchildren, Tonya and Anthony Makusi, Michael and Suzy Hanes, David M. Galentine III, Jensen Galentine and Ciaira Galentine; 4 great grandchildren, Justice and Patience Makusi, Hunter Hanes and Irelyn Galentine.

In addition to her parents, Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, David Max Galentine Sr., a daughter, Sylvia Hanes, a grandson, Jack Hanes, Jr., brothers, Kenneth Williams, Boyd Williams, Richard Williams and George Williams.

Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, OH with the Reverend Eric Fee officiating. Burial will be at Greenville Union Cemetery, Greenville, OH. Family and Friends may visit from 10:30 am until time of service on Saturday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.oliverfloyd.com

Maxine “Max” Weimer (July 4, 2016)

Maxine “Max” Weimer, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:06 AM Monday July 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born June 10, 1927 in Darke County Ohio and the daughter of the late Albert and Ruby (Harless) Fitzgerald.

Maxine had been employed at the former Hamburger Shop, Whitecottons Drug Store and Beasecker’s Cleaners. She was also known as an excellent seamstress.

She was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary and had served as the Madam President. She also enjoyed ceramics, gardening and doing things for her family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Weimer January 10, 2007. They were married March 11, 1944. Also sisters Virginia Shields, Delores Cass and Helen Trump.

Maxine is survived by her children John (Sharon) Weimer of Piqua; Pam (David) Sloan and Rusty (Laurie) Weimer all of Greenville and Cindy (Pat) Penny of Piqua. Also grandchildren L. David Sloan, Tracy Pohl, Todd Sloan, John Lee Weimer Jr., Rachel Barga, Joseph Shaneyfelt, Alex Penny, Michelle Weimer and Benjamin Penny; great grandchildren Zach Pohl, Sarah Pohl, Kirsten Shaneyfelt, Mackenzie Shaneyfelt, Bristol Penny, Elliana Sloan, Collin Sloan, Paige Sloan and Christian Barga; sister Dorothy Cross of North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday July 8, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12 Noon until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the American Diabetes Association or the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Elsie Marie “Mouse” Ashby (July 2, 2016)

Elsie Marie “Mouse” Ashby, 93 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday July 2, 2016 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born April 20, 1923 in Newport, Kentucky the daughter of the late Sherman & Bertha (Dispanette) Creager. She was a homemaker and a member of Palestine United Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Jewel Ashby in 1998; son: Tim Ashby; in laws: Howard & Margaret Ashby.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Mike & Sandra Ashby of Greenville, Rita McManis of Greenville, & Lisa & Don Meyers of Eaton; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

Private services will be held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rex A. Vogler (July 1, 2016)

Rex A. Vogler, 66, of Ansonia passed away July 1, 2016 at his residence.

He was born December 30, 1949, in Greenville, Ohio to the late Clarence and Dorothy (Commons) Vogler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joie Vogler-Bussell.

Rex is survived by his daughters; Kim (Rick) Ware of Versailles, Ohio and Kelly (Andy) Kunkler of St. Henry, Ohio; five grandchildren; Richie, Jeffrey and Madison Ware and Abigail and Carolyn Kunkler; brother, Clarence (Judy) Vogler of Florida; three aunts, Marjorie Bishop of Greenville, Ohio, Karen Shaw of California and Wilma Vogler of Dayton, Ohio. He is also survived by his nephew, Chad Vogler and niece, Cheri (Kenny) Hallock, all of Florida as well as cousins and close friends that were considered family.

Rex was the owner of Vogler’s Cleaning and Restoration Company. Most recently he was a self-employed contractor. He attended Palestine Elementary School then transferred to Ansonia schools where he excelled in football and basketball. He graduated in 1968. He attended Ashland University and Wright State University. He was active with Darke Countians for Wildlife Conservation, and Fur, Fish and Game 4-H Club for many years. He donated many hand-made items to Pheasants Forever and to his friends. He was a brave, resilient man evidenced many times over. He saved a stranger’s life by running into a burning building, and carrying him out to safety. He survived a horrible car wreck in Greenville, and a boat wreck in Canada, where the boat sunk, and took eight hours to be found. He lost his leg in 2008, due to an arterial blood clot. He cared for his wife and mother as they battled cancer. He worked on many dangerous projects, and removed many unwanted animals from places they did not belong. He was a generous man. In addition to his time, money, and hand-made items, he donated over ten gallons of blood. People looked forward to him bringing them his delicious fudge that he learned to make from his mother.

Rex enjoyed hunting, camping, trapping, wildlife, nature, and photography. He frequently went looking for artifacts on land and in rivers. He especially enjoyed Peace River in Florida. He participated in many hawk and knife competitions along with pre 1840’s reenactments. He was a true outdoorsman. He was artistic and made gorgeous items that included: leather pouches, knife handles, and coat racks made from deer antlers. He collected Native American memorabilia. From the age of 16, he spent a significant amount of time in Chapleau, Canada, making it a second home. He spent many evenings watching his grandkids play sports and enjoyed having stimulating conversations with friends and strangers. He had a strong personality that made him memorable to everyone he met. He was a good friend, and had good friends in return. His beautiful blue eyes will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life will take place at: 3444 Elroy-Ansonia Road Ansonia, Ohio 45303 Sunday, July 10, 2016 starting at 5:30 P.M. Casual dress is appropriate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke Countians for Wildlife Conservation, PO Box 1131 Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Oliver Floyd Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Bernice Hawes (June 30, 2016)

Bernice Hawes, 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday June 30, 2016 at 9:41 PM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born April 6, 1929 in Vici, Oklahoma the daughter of the late Leland & Gladys (Tucker) Carney. She retired from Fram Corp.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Robert D. Hawes.

She is survived by her children: Pat Bolinger of Greenville, & James & Cathy Hawes of Greenville; grandchildren: Michelle Williams, Christine Grace, David & Melissa Hawes, Jerret Bolinger, & Ben & Abby Hawes; 6 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Abbottsville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Linda Susan Stebbins (June 28, 2016)

Linda Susan Stebbins, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:26 PM due to an automobile accident. She was born on October 19, 1954 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Lee & Drucilla (McIntyre) Stebbins.

Linda is survived by her husband, David Mangen of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on August 19, 2007; son, Brian Peters of Greenville; step daughters, Denise Sypher of New York City, New York, and Lynn Mangen of Piqua, Ohio; grandchildren, Carter Landers, Braxton Peters, Kallee Peters and Alden Sypher; siblings, Sheila (Lester) Yoder, Tim (Terri) Stebbins, Edie Shuff, Marilyn (Pablo Ramos) Petty and Lisa Stebbins all of Greenville; mother in law, Julia Mangen of Versailles, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Jesse Lee Peters and brother in law, Don Shuff.

Linda was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. She worked as a food service manager at the Darke County Home. She was a seamstress and loved gardening. She was a very generous and giving individual and loved her family very much.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John R. White celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM as well as Wednesday from 9-10 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to a scholarship fund for Linda’s grandchildren that will be set up at Fifth Third Bank. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Norma Ryan (June 29, 2016)

Norma Ryan, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:38 AM Wednesday June 29, 2016 in Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Norma was born February 11, 1936 in Union City, Ohio and the daughter of the late Paul H. and Mae Louise (Edwards) Sheets.

Norma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Greenville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 sons Sean and Patrick Ryan.

She is survived by a daughter Kim Autrey of Florida.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday July 7, 2016 in the Darke County Home Cemetery Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. There will be no visitation.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Ralph Riffell (June 28, 2016)

Ralph Riffell, age 100, passed away on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville, Ohio. Ralph was born December 16, 1915 in Darke County, Ohio and married Olive Sease on May 1, 1937.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Osa (Poling) Riffell; his wife Olive (Sease) Riffell; a daughter, Gloria Riffell; a sister: Marie (Riffell) Steele; and a grandson: Samuel Riffell.

Ralph was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church and was a graduate of Randolph High School. He was a farmer all his life and worked as a punch press operator for many years.

Ralph is survived by a son: Paul (Janis) Riffell of Wilmore, Ky.; a grandson: Ben (Renee) Riffell of Wilmore, Ky.; a brother: Franklin Riffell of Greenville, Ohio; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Greenville Missionary Church 1110 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery. Family will receive friends ½ hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Missionary Church.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Anna M. “Ann” Reed (June 28, 2016)

Anna M. “Ann” Reed age 81, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 2:05 A.M. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center. Ann was born March 14, 1935 in Pleasant Hill to the late Harley S. & Olive E. (Laughman) Ditmer.

Ann is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Larry L. & Michelle Reed of Versailles, Craig S. & Sherri Reed of Versailles, Robert D. & Sheila Reed of Peebles, Douglas A. & Jana Reed of Jackson and David L. Nixon of Versailles; grandchildren, Amanda M. Reed & fiancé, Kevin Subler, Adam M. Reed, Austin M. Reed, Allison M. Reed, Baleigh E. Reed, Conner A. Reed, Stacey A. & Jordan Grogean, Brittany D. & Scott Weitzel, Charla A. & Jon Geiman, Sara E. Reed, Alan S. Reed, Darla A. Reed, Benjamin D. Reed, Caleb C. Reed and Madison L. Reed; great-grandchildren, Ashley H. Reed and Amelia L. Grogean; sister, Patsy Zinn of West Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Reed on July 2, 1994 whom she married September 24, 1955; great-granddaughter, Jennifer M. Dillinger; and brothers, Harvey D. “Bud” Ditmer and Sylvester E. “Vessey” Ditmer.

Ann retired from Dola’s Beauty Salon in Versailles with over 30 years of service. Ann was a member of Webster United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Webster United Methodist Church 8849 Seibt Road (Webster) Bradford with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

R. Jean Shepard (June 27, 2016)

R. Jean Shepard, age 79 of Greenville, Ohio and Bradenton, Florida passed away at 1:35 AM Monday June 27, 2016 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. She was born September 25, 1936 in Bryan, Ohio and the daughter of the late Lowell E. and Kathleen (Crommer) Williams.

Jean retired in 1990 from the Greenville City School System having taught for 25 years, primarily 1st grade in the Woodland Heights and Gettysburg buildings.

She was a graduate of Montpelier High School and received her BS Degree from Defiance College. She was a 50 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, loved gardening, her backyard wildlife, scrapbooking, weekly card games and very much enjoyed her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Marlo Williams.

Jean is survived by her husband William C. Shepard of Greenville. They were married April 17, 1957. Also children Beth Studebaker, David Shepard and Steven (Stef) Shepard all of Greenville; grandchildren Kyle Swabb, Tyler (Megan) Studebaker, Robert (Mybell) Studebaker, Ricky (Nicole) Studebaker, Darci (Mark) Miller, Addie (Stew) Clifton, Morgan Shepard and Maddie Shepard; 10 great grandchildren; her twin sister Jane Bickham of Olathe, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday July 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held later at the convenience of the family.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Charity of your Choice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Thomas J. Fisherback (June 27, 2016)

Thomas J. Fisherback, 65 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday June 27, 2016 at 8:16 AM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. He was born September 26, 1950 in New Madison, Ohio the son of the late John B. & Neva J. (Lipps) Fisherback. He was an Operating Engineer for 39 ½ years.

He was a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge # 143; American Legion; & Am vets.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Chad Fisherback; Brother: Steven Fisherback.

He is survived by his son: Mitch Fisherback; sisters: Susan McCabe, & Lori Fisherback; nieces & nephews: Katie, Jarrod, Lauren, Lindsey, & Tyler; numerous cousins, great aunts and special friends.

Services will be held on Friday July 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday June 30, 2016 at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial service will be held on Thursday at 7:45 PM by the Greenville Masonic Lodge # 143. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Opal Marie Bayer (June 27, 2016)

Opal Marie Bayer, age 92, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM at The Brethren Retirement Community.

She was born March 15, 1924 in Darke County, OH, the oldest daughter of the late Vernon and Bertha (Rutrough) Garber.

In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her husband, George Bayer, her great grandson, Micah Root, brothers, Virgil, Paul and Ezra Garber, sister-in-law, Donna Garber and brothers-in-law, Tom Klosterman and Harold Myers.

Opal is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Isabel Bayer of Waterloo, Iowa; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Roger Denlinger of New Carlisle and Ann and Kent Brubaker of Sawyer, Kansas; ten grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Eva and Marvin Shuttleworth of Greenville and Ida Mae Klosterman of Greenville; sister-in-law, Mildred Garber of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Painter Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 2996 Schnorf-Jones Rd. Arcanum. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 6:00PM to 8:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, in the New Chapel by the flagpole.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Brethren Retirement Community or to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.braundpope.com

George H. Hogge Sr. (June 26, 2016)

George H. Hogge Sr., age 76, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:10 PM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on July 8, 1939 in Harlan County, Kentucky, to the late Clyde & Eunice (Raulerson) Hogg.

He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Bridget & Andrew Adams of Greenville; son and daughter in law, George H. & Vanessa Hogge Jr. of Coral Springs, FL; grandchildren, Brandi (Brian) Whyte, Adam Hammitt, Ryan Hogge, Jessica Hogge, Jennifer Hogge, Quinton Hammitt, Joshua Slingerland, Haylee Rohr, Jordan Rohr and Kylee Rohr; and great grandchildren, Lexi Slingerland and Ryiss Slingerland.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Brenda Jo Hogge whom he married in 1969.

George retired from General Motors in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1994. He was a member of the United States Air Force and the United Auto Workers.

There will be a Celebration of Life held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Donor’s Choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Joyce Pierron (June 21, 2016)

Joyce Pierron, age 73 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:40 AM Tuesday June 21, 2016 at Brookdale of Greenville. She was born December 26, 1942 in Union City, Ohio and the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Poling) Swank.

Joyce was a very dedicated Registered Nurse retiring from Rest Haven Nursing Home and prior employed at Wayne Healthcare of Greenville.

She loved to crotchet, play crossword puzzles and was a member of the Woodland Presbyterian Church in Babbitt, Minnesota.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a Grandson Ryan Kimmel and her brother Bruce Swank.

Joyce is survived by her husband George Pierron of Greenville. They were married November 3, 1961. Also daughters Lori (Mark) Kimmel of Greenville, Lisa Fry of Dayton and Linda Malott of Greenville; grandchildren Aaron Kimmel, Samantha (Dustin) Foster, Sarah Fry, Eric (Ashley) Fry, Curtis Hubbell and Casey Malott; great grandchildren Kayla Hackett, Tori Kimmel, Logan Kimmel, Landen Kimmel, Bailey Foster, Cameron Fry and Aubrey Hubbell; brother Bob (Leanna) Swank of Franklin, Indiana; special friends Linda and Larry Snider and Sharri Moore.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday July 1, 2016 in the Brock Cemetery with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. There will be no visitation.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Virginia “Ginny” Miles (June 21, 2016)

Virginia “Ginny” Miles, age 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM at her residence. She was born on April 18, 1936 in Union City, Ohio, to the late Robert & Ruth (Haladay) Shannon.

Ginny is survived by her daughter and son in law, Peggy & Karl Halley of Greenville; grandchildren, Kurtis (Krista) Halley of Versailles, Nick Halley and Miles Halley both of Greenville; daughter in law, Gwen Miles of New Madison, Ohio; sister, Marilyn Sue Shannon of Union City, IN; sisters in law, Ella Sue Shannon of Goldsboro, NC, and Margaret Miles of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Miles; son, Dennis Miles; and brothers, Richard “Dick” Shannon and Robert “Bob” Shannon.

She was a 1955 graduate of East Side in Union City, Ohio. Ginny worked for Sheller Globe, Darke County Animal Shelter, Barbara Rethlake Dance studio and then retiring from Whirlpool. She loved doting on her grandsons, garage sales, going to the boat, camping and bowling.

There will be a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Donor’s Choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Roberta J. Harden (June 20, 2016)

Roberta J. Harden age 60, of Greenville passed away at 8:34 A.M. on Monday, June 20, 2016 at her residence. Roberta was born May 21, 1956 in Piqua, Ohio to the late William & Maddie Marie (Tidwell) Harmon.

Roberta is survived by her husband, Earl “Jimmy” Harden; sister, Eloise Engle of Sidney; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, Roberta was also preceded in death by her twin brother, Robert J. Harmon and brother, Tommy Borland.

There will be no public viewing. Burial will take place in Miami Memorial Park in Covington at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 24, 2016. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Carolyn Jean Anderson (June 21, 2016)

Carolyn Jean Anderson, age 70, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

She was born March 11, 1946 in Warren County, KY, a daughter of the late Herman and Nellie (Perry) Marcrum.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her sisters, Melinda Beeman and Barbara Elsten, half-brother, James Marcrum and step daughter Debbie Perry.

Carolyn enjoyed cooking meals for her family and friends. She also loved traveling with the carnival.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Samuel Anderson of Greenville; son, Mark and Crystal Deckard of OH; daughter, Barbara Burton of IN; step-sons, Samuel Anderson Jr. of NH, Richard and Mary Anderson of MA, and William Anderson of CT; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; brothers, George Marcrum of TN and Roy Marcrum of IN.

There will be no services conducted.

Memorial contributions by be made to the Darke County Cancer Association

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com